Preview Performance of ‘Somewhere’ by Yue Yin Dance Company

Thursday, May 23

Join us for an exclusive preview performance by YYDC, offering a sneak peek of SOMEWHERE, an evening-length dance piece that marks the second part of Yue Yin’s planned trilogy. The trilogy commenced with NOWHERE, which was previewed at Chautauqua and performed at Chelsea Factory in NYC in 2023. This upcoming work highlights Yue’s unique dance vocabulary and trademarked FoCo Technique, which focuses on generating, guiding, and transforming energy within bodies and space. Witness SOMEWHERE as a work in progress at Chautauqua!

Following the preview performance, join YYDC at the Athenaeum Hotel for a four-course dinner and conversation with Artistic Director and Choreographer Yue Yin. You may purchase a single ticket to the preview or a ticket for the dinner and the preview performance.

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Preview Performance of SOMEWHERE by Yue Yin Dance Company

Thursday, May 23 • Amphitheater
$29 per person

Dinner and Conversation with Yue Yin Dance Company

Thursday, May 23 • Athenaeum Hotel Parlor

  • $29: Preview Performance only – Purchase tickets online or at the door day of
  • $69, plus tax: Preview performance and four-course dinner
  • For an additional fee of $69, you can “Dine with a Dancer” and learn more about the FoCo Technique™ and YYDC. 

Reservations for Dinner and Conversation close on Wednesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. Reservations for performance only tickets will stay open until day of this event.

The Evening’s Itinerary

The Evening’s Itinerary

  • 3:30 p.m.: Cocktails (Amphitheater*, cash bar)
  • 4 p.m.: Preview Performance (Amphitheater*)
  • 5:15 p.m.: Cash bar (Athenaeum Hotel Parlor)
  • 5:45 p.m.: Dinner followed by Conversation with Artistic Director Yue Yin (Athenaeum Hotel Parlor)

*Inclement Weather Location: Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studios

Dinner Menu

Yue Yin Dance Company Dinner & Conversation

Baguette and Olive Ciabatta

Spring Pea Soup with White Truffle Drizzle and Borage Flower (Vegan)

Shaved Asparagus & Arugula Salad with Watermelon Radish, House Made Ricotta, Toasted Hazelnuts, Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
Vegan Option: No Ricotta


Choice of one of the following:

  • Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs, Ramp and Walnut Pistou, Yukon Gold and Leek Gratin, Carrot Purée

  • 6 oz CAB Filet Mignon, Red Wine Demi, Yukon Gold and Leek Gratin, Carrot Puree, Buttermilk Fried Ramps

  • Vegan Option: Fried Polenta Cakes and Seared Wild Mushrooms with Ramp and Walnut Pistou, Carrot Purée

Strawberry Semifreddo, Rhubarb Compote, Candied Rhubarb Ribbons, Micro Basil
Vegan Option: Chef Selected

About Yue Yin Dance Company

Based in NYC, YYDC is a contemporary dance company dedicated to the teaching, production and performance of original choreographic works by founder and artistic director, Yue Yin. Over the past decade, Yin has refined and expanded an original movement vocabulary – FOCO Technique™ –  a fusion inspired by the Chinese folk and contemporary dance movement. The company has presented works at dance festivals such as SummerStage, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside Out and New York International Fringe Festival, and at venues such as Hanover International Choreographic competition, BAM Fisher, Joyce SoHo Theater, Peridance Theater, Lincoln Center Rosh Hall, New York Live Arts and many others. Yue Yin is an internationally recognized performer, choreographer and the founder and artistic director. She studied at the prestigious Shanghai Dance Academy and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA in 2008.Yue Yin was the recipient of the 2021 Harkness Promise Award. This prestigious award recognizes her innovation in choreography and education. She was the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. Through these high-profile successes, Yin has received commissions from all three widely-recognized companies as well as other companies and organizations namely Gibney Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Limon Dance Company, Alberta Ballet, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Juilliard School for Dance and more.